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Be Social

Stay connected! Your brain depends on it. There are various ways you can protect your brain health — having meaningful social connections is one of them.

 

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Did you know that studies suggest that having a strong social circle, connecting with friends, volunteering in your community and maintaining family ties can boost your mood and even protect your brain? Developing new bonds and cultivating current relationships can help to lower blood pressure, decrease stress levels and even protect your memory. Staying Sharp provides you with resources and recommendations on being social, a pillar of brain health. Don’t shy away from connecting with friends for a game night or planning a fun group fitness activity.

Check out more ways you can explore topics relating to brain health with strong connections by joining AARP and getting access to Staying Sharp today.

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